May 13, 2011
Boost Mobile Unveils Three New Motorola Phones Including Walkie-Talkie Devices on the iDEN Network
Boost Mobile continues to provide customers more device choice and flexibility across Sprint’s nationwide networks
IRVINE, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 13, 2011 - Boost Mobile, ranked by J.D. Power and Associates as the Highest in Overall Customer Satisfaction with Non-Contract Wireless Service1, and Motorola Mobility Inc. (NYSE: MMI) add more variety to Boost’s handset line up with the announcement of three Motorola devices: Motorola Clutch + i475, Motorola TheoryTM and Motorola i412.
Clutch + i475, the successor to the highly popular Motorola Clutch, is a candy-bar QWERTY device with a larger display screen for cost-conscious, text-heavy customers. (Photo: Business Wire)
“We are telling our customers to ‘Be Heard’ and are addressing the needs of our loyal base of walkie-talkie users with these two new Motorola iDEN Series devices,” said Andre Smith, vice president, Boost Mobile. “Additionally, the Motorola Theory on the Nationwide Sprint Network is another affordable solution for customers looking for a broader data and messaging experience.”
“Motorola is excited to collaborate with Boost Mobile to extend the device options available for their no-contract customers,” said Jeff Miller, corporate vice president, Motorola Mobility. “Both stylish and affordable, these new devices enable consumers to get more out of their conversations whether over talk, text, email or IM.”
All three Motorola phones will be available with the Boost Mobile’s $50 Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage plan, where the longer you stay, the less you pay simply by making on-time payments. For every six on-time payments, a Boost Mobile customer’s monthly cost will shrink by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $35 a month for unlimited nationwide talk, text, Web, email, IM and calls to 411. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone.
The Next Generation Clutch – Instant Communication at Your Fingertips
Motorola Clutch + i475, the successor to the highly popular Motorola Clutch, is a candy-bar QWERTY device with a larger display screen for cost-conscious, text-heavy customers who want to get more out of their conversations with friends and family. With an improved keyboard for text messaging and walkie-talkie functionality, Clutch + i475 enables a better communication experience so customers can get the most from their wireless device.
Key features of the Clutch + i475 include threaded messaging for streamlined texting, Bluetooth® technology, Web and email access, VGA camera and GPS. The first of three new devices, Clutch + i475 is available now for $99.99 (excluding taxes) at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations across the county and at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping. By the end of the month Clutch + i475 will be available in major retail outlets nationwide.
Motorola Theory – Merges Style and Enhanced Messaging Functionality
Motorola TheoryTM combines style and practicality with its premium design and enhanced messaging capability. Also a candy-bar QWERTY device, Theory – priced at $79.99 (excluding taxes) – offers consumers a sleek handset at an affordable price. Key features of Theory include a high-finish premium design, threaded messaging, Web and email access, Bluetooth® technology, 1.3MP camera and 2.4-inch QVGA.
The Theory handset will be available June 7 at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retails stores, select independent wireless dealer locations across the country and at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping. In late June, Theory will start rolling out in major retail outlets nationwide.
Motorola i412 – Simplicity for Those Who Love to Talk
The Motorola i412 is ideal for wireless users craving an uncomplicated phone for talking, texting and walkie-talkie functionality. The i412 enables instant communication through Boost Mobile’s nationwide walkie-talkie service, allowing consumers to connect with friends and family with a simple push of a button.
With its straightforward flip design, the i412 features iTap, a predictive text entry technology that helps customers send text messages in a flash. Additional key features include a VGA camera with zoom, Web access, GPS functionality, Java support for games and apps and Bluetooth® technology. The i412 will be available on June 13 for $69.99 (excluding taxes) at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retails stores, select independent wireless dealer locations across the country and at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping. In late June the i412 will be available in major retail outlets nationwide.
The Clutch + i475 and i412 are the latest walkie-talkie phones to offer push-to-talk (PTT) service operating on Sprint’s iDEN network, the fastest national push-to-talk network2. Last December, Sprint announced Network Vision, a multi-year initiative to provide an enhanced network experience for its customers that will include faster, more robust broadband PTT service. As part of that initiative, the company said at that time that it plans to continue to offer devices on the iDEN network into 2013 when it expects to begin to phase out iDEN cell sites as the newer push-to-talk broadband capabilities become more widely available on the company’s CDMA network.
International Connect and International Connect Plus
Boost Mobile Monthly Unlimited customers now have more choice and flexibility to meet their international calling and texting needs with International Connect and International Connect Plus. For an additional $5 a month customers can add International Connect to their monthly plan and enjoy calling to landlines in more than 150 cities in Mexico, calls to Canada, and unlimited international text messages. Customers looking for additional countries can choose International Connect Plus, which includes the calling destinations in the International Connect plan plus unlimited calling to landlines in more than 35 countries including Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Argentina and Colombia. International Connect Plus is available on Monthly Unlimited plans for an additional $10 a month.
Customers can also protect their Motorola phones with Phone Insurance available to Boost Monthly Unlimited customers. For $5 per month customers are covered if their device breaks, or is lost, stolen or damaged – even by liquid. Go to www.boostmobile.com for more information.
About Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile, one of Sprint’s prepaid brands and recently recognized by J.D. Power as Highest-Ranked Non-Contract Company in Overall Customer Satisfaction Performance, offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its $50 Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage no-contract service where the longer you stay the less you pay with on-time payments for unlimited voice, text messaging, Web, email, IM and calls to 411. Boost Mobile offers nationwide service on the Nationwide Sprint Network, reaching more than 277 million people, and on the Nextel National Network, reaching more than 278 million people, with no activation or long-distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from Motorola, Sanyo, Research In Motion (RIM) and Samsung, ranging from entry-level to high-end devices available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading TV home shopping network. Re-Boost® cards are available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the United States. Experience Boost Mobile on the Web at MySpace, Facebook and Twitter; and purchase products at www.boostmobile.com.
About Motorola Mobility.
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.
1 Boost Mobile received the highest numerical score among non-contract wireless providers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Wireless Non-Contract Customer Satisfaction Study(SM). Study based on 6,436 responses measuring 9 providers and measures opinions of consumers with their non-contract wireless service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed from July-December 2010. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
2 Based on initial call set-up time
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